The Original Submariner sweater was War Office issue to the Royal Navy in both WW1 and WW2, and was used by the North Atlantic convoys to keep out the bitter chill.
RAF pilots used them under an Irvin flight jacket. Post 1945, motorcyclists adopted submariner sweaters for insulation beneath leather and waxed cotton outer jackets. This North Sea Clothing original Submariner has the same drop shoulder and the same neck reinforcement as the Original Royal Navy Issue sweaters.
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